Associate Scientist, Discovery Chemistry (Norristown)


: $96,170.00 - $144,970.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

Job Description

JanssenResearch & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson'sFamily of Companies is recruiting for an Associate Scientist, DiscoveryChemistry, for our site in Spring House, PA.

Atthe Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what mattersmost is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating,curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of ourtime. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.

JanssenResearch & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medicalsolutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology,neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular andmetabolic diseases. Please visit more information.

Weare Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaboratewith the world for the health of everyone in it.

Thrivingon a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees andcommitted to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

The Discovery Chemistry group is committed to the delivery of highquality drug candidates working with all six Janssen Therapeutic Areas (TA)discovery teams. This mission requires deepscientific expertise in a number of disciplines including chemistry, cellularand molecular pharmacology, enzymology, and screening technologies coupled withan ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners. Building on a strong legacy of success, weare currently seeking an outstanding individual to join our team as Associate Scientist, DiscoveryChemistry. This position will be basedat our drug discovery site in Spring House, PA.

We are seeking an experiencedBachelors degree- or Masters degree level medicinal chemist with excellentorganic synthesis expertise to advance small molecule drug discovery programstoward the clinic. In this laboratory-based position, the successful candidatewill partner with both internal and external medicinal chemistry teams togenerate innovative solutions to synthetic and medicinal chemistry challengeswithin the context of small molecule drug discovery projects. She/he willmaintain close interactions with computer assisted design scientists andbiologists. Strong people skillsand the ability to thrive in a team and goal driven environment are keyattributes. This individual must alsoexcel in communication and have strong interpersonal skills necessary toinfluence in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment.

Responsibilities of the Associate Scientist include:
  • Maintaining a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting.
  • Developing and executing clear synthetic strategies towards complex molecules using state-of-the-art synthetic methodologies.
  • Synthesizing drug-like molecules utilizing medicinal chemistry knowledge and an understanding of ADME, pharmacokinetics and optimal physicochemical properties.
  • Collaboratively supporting the advancement of compounds through in vitro and in vivo studies to identify development candidates.
  • Collaboration with structure-based design groups to impact rational design of molecules.
  • Working on novel, testable hypotheses to enable clear decision making.
  • Contributing to scientific strategies and goals within a project team setting.
  • Presenting data and reports on project status at individual and group meetings.
  • Generating data for and serving as co-author on research published in peer reviewed journals and presenting work at scientific conferences.

  • Qualifications
  • A minimum a Bachelors Degree with 2 or more years of synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry industry experience is required
  • OR
  • A minimum of a Masters Degree in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry with significant synthetic experience is required
  • Strong track record of achievement in organic synthesis, with a deep knowledge of modern synthetic, analytical techniques is required.
  • Proven track record of scientific contributions including peer reviewed publications, patents and presentations is preferred.
  • Independent thinking and the ability to effectively collaborate in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including preparation of presentations.
  • Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Associated topics: chemical, chemical engineering, nutrition, pha, phenolic, plastics, polymer, polymer synthesis, polypropylene, polyurethane * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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